God is in the Detailing

By Ranjani Govind
A spiritual journey: Thorough Research was essential for a
realistic portrayal, says Jayashree Nimagadda. Photo: Bhagya Prakash K.
INDIA---The Chandramouleeshwara Pooja Hall at the main mantapa of the Kanchi Mutt at Kanchipuram has recently installed a massive painting Sri Kamakoti Vaibhavam by Jayashree Nimagadda displaying the three seers and depicting the Golden period. “I would consider this a high point of my passion for art. I am donating it to the mutt as a permanent exhibit,” says the city-based artist of the 8 x 7 feet oil painting on canvas that was unveiled by Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamiji last month. “It took me 10 months to complete this.” Jayashree was always interested in art. Her penchant for temple and religious art, Tanjore art, Kerala’s Murals and Pancha Varna art resulted in more than 50 paintings in several media. [link]